Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

With the Premier League season nearly upon us, I take a comprehensive look at the 20 competing teams. Hopefully this guide can help you to decide to have a punt on who could win the league or get relegated this season over at https://matchbook.com/. AFC Bournemouth Any sane England fan should have wanted Eddie Howe as the next national team boss. Howe has demonstrated himself as a highly capable manager and what he and his side achieved last season was nothing …
What Would Represent a Good Season for Spurs?

What Would Represent a Good Season for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur have made great strides under Mauricio Pochettino since the Argentine swapped the South Coast for North London. Last season, they finished third after being involved in the title race for a large part of the season. Although they finished below Arsenal again, there is optimism that Tottenham are on their way to surpassing their local rivals in the coming years. They have a young squad and will have Champions League football this season, for the first time since …
Part Two: What the Summer has Shown the PL's Top Clubs

Part Two: What the Summer has Shown the PL's Top Clubs

The Premier League season starts again in just a few weeks and already the pre-season campaign has shown lots of things. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton have all welcomed new managers to the frame, whilst Claudio Raneri, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino look to build upon their developments from last year. It's already clear Antonio Conte's got his hands full at Chelsea after the Blues' stuttering start to their pre-season campaign but Jose Mourinho looks set to field …
Would Ayew be a Good Fit at West Ham?

Would Ayew be a Good Fit at West Ham?

On Sunday, news broke that West Ham have made a £20m bid for Andre Ayew as they continue to search for attacking reinforcements. This came hours after it was announced that the club had agreed a fee for Diafra Sakho with West Brom. Transfer business is hotting up at the club as they attempt to build a squad strong enough to compete in the top seven of the Premier League and deep enough to deal with the added games of …
Can Arsenal Take the Next Step?

Can Arsenal Take the Next Step?

Even as a rival fan, I can appreciate the contribution Arsene Wenger has made not only to Arsenal, but to the Premier League as a whole. Some may disagree, but I feel the Frenchman somewhat revolutionised football in this country when he arrived. From diet and preparation, to philosophy and style of play, to simply being a successful foreign coach, despite most people having never heard of him when he was appointed, Wenger made an impact that will stand the …
Arsenal Injuries: Who Could Miss The First Game?

Arsenal Injuries: Who Could Miss The First Game?

Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have been the recipient of a lot of bad luck as they seem to be facing some issue or the other, every single season. However, with their opening game against Liverpool, the Gunners appear to be face-to-face with a problem already. Wenger is likely to find himself without some regular players for the opening of the season, including his top two forwards. That will leave Theo Walcott as the only option up front, unless Wenger manages …
Four Players Jose Mourinho Must Get Rid Of at United

Four Players Jose Mourinho Must Get Rid Of at United

Manchester United are making progress under new manager Mourinho even before a ball has been kicked and that should come as good news for the supporters after years of negligence and unstructured transfer activity. Like his predecessor Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho has decided to prioritise, axing players that will not feature in his plans over bringing in new recruits and while that is not a bad sign in terms of the direction the club is heading towards, it's imperative …
Wales Euro 2016 Preview

Wales Euro 2016 Preview

For Wales, 15th time is the charm.  After missing out on the first 14 European Championships, the Welsh qualified for their first this summer.  Led by star man Gareth Bale, the Welsh not only qualified but stand a good chance of getting out of their group. Qualification Wales qualified automatically out of group B, finishing second behind Belgium.  Not only did they qualify, they did it with a game to spare and ended up finishing on 21 points, four ahead of …
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